Urban renewal

July 21, 2018 - 8:36 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — BancFirst is proceeding with plans for an extensive renovation of Cotter Ranch Tower in anticipation of its $23 million purchase of the bankrupt landmark in downtown Oklahoma City. The Oklahoman reports that the tower languished under the ownership of the late James Cotter of...
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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, with smoke obscuring the sun in the distance, a Coulson C-130 Air Tanker turns in to make a drop on a hillside near Toro Canyon Road in Carpinteria, Calif., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 7:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept...
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November 17, 2017 - 9:07 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — One million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels, an international aid group said on Friday. The...
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This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
October 20, 2017 - 2:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces on Friday declared victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, the former "capital" of its self-proclaimed caliphate where militants had terrorized the population for four years — setting up a climactic last stand for the extremists in the last vestiges of...
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May 31, 2017 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is cutting back its ties with Wells Fargo, making it the latest major city or state government to suspend its business relationship with the bank following its sales practices scandal. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday they will vote as...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, center, takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 14, 2017. More than 10,000 people have taken to the streets in Moscow to protest against a controversial plant to tear down Soviet-era low-rise apartment blocks. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 14, 2017 - 10:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to rally against a bill to tear down Soviet-era low-rise apartment buildings. Protesters, mostly young and middle couples, gathered on a central street to rally against arguably Russia's largest redevelopment project to...
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FILE- In a Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 file photo, a person dressed as Donald Trump waves before a rally for health care at Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich. Detroit is gearing up to work with President Trump after receiving millions of dollars in federal grants and other support from the Obama White House. But some are concerned that Detroit won't get the same level of love from Trump as the city received from Barack Obama. (Robin Buckson/The Detroit News via AP_FILE)
February 04, 2017 - 8:55 am
DETROIT (AP) — When Donald Trump visited Detroit as a presidential candidate, he was confronted by protesters, denounced by pastors and blasted by the mayor for running a campaign of bigotry. On Election Day, Detroit voters cemented their opinion of the GOP ticket by overwhelmingly casting ballots...
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